Like Water for Chocolate
DIRECTOR: ALFONSO ARAU
With director Alfonso Arau in person
Arau’s seductive, delicious, and enormously charming film is a work of hot-and-heavy magical realism set in a Mexican town circa 1910. Based on a novel by Laura Esquivel, young lovers Tita and Pedro (Lumi Cavazos and Marco Leonardi) have been forbidden to marry, which leads to smoldering unfulfilled desire and inexplicable goings-on in Tita’s kitchen. One of the first outings for future legend Emmanuel Lubezki, sharing cinematography duties with Steven Bernstein, and an irresistible paean to the appetites for both food and sex.